- Code LING3036
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Linguistics
- Areas of interest Resource Management and Environmental Science, Contemporary Europe, Gender Studies, Australian Indigenous Studies, Sustainable Development
This course is a capstone course, aimed at building on knowledge acquired over the course of a linguistics major, and applying that to the empirical analysis of language in its social context, or Sociolinguistics. Students will read and critically discuss a combination of foundational and contemporary sociolinguistic studies, to gain an understanding of way the field has developed as well as future directions. Topics covered may include: methodologies in sociolinguistic research; variation and change in phonetics, morphosyntax and discourse; language production and perception; monolingual and multilingual contexts in different parts of the world; and language variation and social inequality. Students will gain the skills to carry out an original research project, and will be guided through the development of this project through scaffolded assessment.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- discuss foundational and contemporary questions, methods and findings in sociolinguistic research;
- assess sociolinguistic research;
- understand the strengths and weaknesses of different methodologies as applied to different kinds of data; and
- conduct research on a topic in sociolinguistics.
- Article presentation (50 mins) (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Course engagement and reading questions (weekly) (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- Data analysis (Excel spreadsheet) (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Scaffolded research project (3000 words) (60) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks, and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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